Justice in Film: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: Free with pay-as-you-wish Friday admission
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Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series explores how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest local communities.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most enduring films of all time. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a man who finds meaning in his life on Christmas Eve. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. 130 min.
Mary Owen is the daughter of actress Donna Reed and serves on the board of directors for the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. Ted Widmer, a historian and author, is former director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library as well as a former speechwriter for the Clinton White House.